Messy and confusing timeline? Here's a handy tool that collapses and consolidates all video material to as few tracks as possible, instantly.
This is the perfect way to simplify unwieldy timelines... It's ideal for efficient use of drive space before media managing and re-conforming; and also for consolidating sequences to one track for exporting old style CMX EDL's.
Your redundant clips are overwritten, bearing in mind EM Auto Collapse will recognise if you are combining video layers e.g. scaled clips for split screen, and clips combined using composite modes etc; and act accordingly.